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Old 11-10-2007, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So what's better, emotion, or no emotion?

I just thought this was kind of a funny theme in the last episode. Hughes is trying to milk Speer's emotion out of him, and Serra's trying to keep WAR cool.

So what is your experience? Do you do better when you're fueled by emotion in a fight, or do you do believe it's better to show lack of emotion and treat it like a business matter? Even if you're not a fighter, what is your opinion?
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think some emotion is good for getting fired up but it has to be in check or it adversely effects your focus.
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Theres gotta be emotion, there isnt anyone alive that goes into a fight stonefaced killeresque....not even Fedor.

Some just keep it tucked away a bit better.
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There has to be a little bit of emotion in every fight as thats what gets the old adrenaline pumping but an arguament could easily be made that a guy like Tito Ortiz has greatly benefited in his career by getting his opponants to emotionally involved in the fight and messing with there logical thought.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There has to be emotion/motivation (go hand in hand IMO) in anything you do, fight, work, love whatever. Without emotion you are a statue just going through movements.
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Some fighters use their emotions like anger to really drive them in their training and fights(Nick Diaz anyone?) Others I think see a fight as a little more then another day at the office. Whether its Clay Guida who blatantly loves and seems to genuinely have a good time when he gets punched in the face or Wandy with his controlled anger, its different things working for different guys.
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Some fighters use their emotions like anger to really drive them in their training and fights(Nick Diaz anyone?) Others I think see a fight as a little more then another day at the office. Whether its Clay Guida who blatantly loves and seems to genuinely have a good time when he gets punched in the face or Wandy with his controlled anger, its different things working for different guys.
Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking after I started this thread. Everybody is different and has their own emotional balance. However, I do believe you could be too emotionally involved or emotionally uninvolved such as WAR and Speer, respectively. Some fighters (WAR in this case) let their emotions take them over which can be exhausting before and during a fight. Speer on the other hand, was portrayed (who knows, with all the editing) as a "statue" who's merely going through the motions. Hughes was trying to get him angry and fired up, but it's just not his style. Personally, I feel like he will fight the same as he trains. If he doesn't train with intensity, then he will fight just as he trains. But who knows, maybe he was conserving energy before the fight.
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I just thought this was kind of a funny theme in the last episode. Hughes is trying to milk Speer's emotion out of him, and Serra's trying to keep WAR cool.

So what is your experience? Do you do better when you're fueled by emotion in a fight, or do you do believe it's better to show lack of emotion and treat it like a business matter? Even if you're not a fighter, what is your opinion?
I personally think hughes was wrong in that but then again i'm not a pro fighter or anything like that. I believe the more emotion someone brings in to any sport the more destracted they are and its easier to make mistakes. I believe keeping cool and calm during a fight is better than getting all mad or getting emotional because if you get stuck in something you really need to think really quickly about what you need to do
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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From experience:
No emotion and the ability to be relaxed in a fight go a long way. It keeps you more technical, and you are actually less liekly too gas. Tension takeds endurance out of you.

Several peopel I know and myself would be in great shape for our first boxing matches, but gas quickly. After about the 9th fight I just relaxed and actually had fun in the ring, didn't mind getting hurt, and didn't gas.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I know that Speer and WAR were on total opposite ends of the spectrum from robotic to EMO, but I'd have to agree that an emo fighter would have a much higher risk of blowing it due to nerves or emotion.
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